Getting Started as a New Student

New to Somerset? Upon your acceptance of a place at Somerset, we will be in touch with important timelines, steps for getting organised to start school and above all, a warm Somerset welcome, including being assigned both a student and parent buddy to help you make the transition.

We offer parent sessions if you have a child joining us in the following year in the Junior School or Year 7. We find that these sessions are a great way for us to answer a lot of the questions that you may have, as well as a great opportunity for you to start to put some faces to names. New students have the opportunity to join us for an orientation session in the year before they start. 

Part of getting ready to start at Somerset involves getting uniforms, textbooks and BYOD device ready. We'll send out communication with everything that you need to know about what your child will need, depending on what year level they will be entering in. Our Retail Centre is available for new families to book appointments for uniforms and BYOD devices and textbooks can be ordered online. 

As the start of the academic year moves closer, we'll be in touch with details around your child's orientation day and key information to assist with the start of the school year. At any stage, we're happy to answer any questions that you may have.